Gave Up The Yo-yo

I am so sick and tired of yo-yoing. one year i lose 102lbs on my own, but then after some emotional trama I gained half back. that was 3yrs ago.
I finally took a step back and looked at my 27years of life. being fat practially since birth i realized i couldnt do this alone.
So Nov 27th 2012, 7days after my 28th birthday i took a huge leap. I went under the knife for gastric bypass (i had the RNY with the little pouch). I am currently 12days post op and already down 21lbs!

Now i would never ever press this on anyone, but if you want someone to talk to about it Im here message me.
ttlisaof2 ttlisaof2
31-35, F
2 Responses Dec 9, 2012

Ive been told im not heavy enough. Im 5 4. And been on a yo yo since birth been as low as 122 and as high as 205 . Now im 55 and 172. Would i qualify

your bmi is 30. (im steal this from the book weighloss surgery for dummies)
In order to get surgery you have to meet the criteria.
First- have a BIM of 40 or above, or a BMI of 35 or above with other comorbidities (health related problems that caused or made worse by excess weight.)
second- Failed attempts at dieting.
third- knowledge of the risks and benefits of surgery.

the health probs i mentioned in the first criteria are but not limited to...
heart disease, diabetes, sleep apnea, acid reflux, osteoarthritis, polycystic ovary syndrome(pcos).
if you have multiple problems that would help to get the surgery. I have fibromyalga, high blood pressure, pcos, acid reflux, along with some other milder things. plus i was extremly over weight.

I do reccomend this surgery for others who need it. i am 5wks out today and down 42lbs. I started at 352 a week before surgery, and im now at 310. im 6ft tall and 28yrs old.
Thankfully i have an amazing surgeon that i completely trust, and adore. They are with the center of excellence.
I will warn you THIS is NO easy thing. there have been many days (like 4 out of 7days) where i wished i could undo it because i have been nauseas, not feeling good or not progressing the way i think i should. yes the farther out i get the better im handling things but right now i fight to eat, cause im not hungry. but if you dont eat what they tell you to you could literally starve to death.
become a member of and join the Gastric bypass support group. if you get it i think the lap band would be best for you, since its easier to control your weight loss.

10 Fast Weight Lost Diets Tips
1. Replace Sports Drinks after Exercise – Drink“electrolyte” water to receive the same benefits you would from a sugary sports drink—without the added sugar.
2. Water First – Drink a large glass of water 10 minutes before meals.
3. Sleight of Hand – Trick your mind. Use smaller plates when you eat and you will be reducing portion sizes and calories.
4. Slow Down – Eat slower. Put your fork down in between bites.
5. Chew Well – Digestion starts in the mouth, and if you don’‘t fully digest your food, you miss out on some of the nutritional value.
6. Leave Behind the Multitasking – When it’‘s time to eat, sit at the table and eat. You will eat less if you concentrate your energy on eating slowly and purposefully.
7. Not So Fast – After you eat, wait at least 10 minutes before thinking about second helpings. Routinely waiting 10 minutes will help you differentiate between not hungry and full.
8. Closed for the Night – Close the kitchen early so that you aren’‘t tempted to snack in the evenings.
9. Treats and Cheats – When the urge strikes to cheat and nothing else will do, make your cheat-treat from scratch.
10. Healthy Cheats – According to Dr. Andrew Weil, plain dark chocolate, used sparingly is the only healthy sweet.
This is an article I saw it at to help some one who want to lose weight effective and safe.
Good luck!

I think you need to read a post before commenting! Stop posting these fing diet tips on every post!!!!!